vay-soe-PRES-in

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

Pitressin

Available Dosage Forms:

Solution

Therapeutic Class: Endocrine-Metabolic Agent

Pharmacologic Class: Vasopressin (class)

Uses For vasopressin

Vasopressin is a hormone that is produced by your body. It is necessary to maintain good health. If you do not have enough vasopressin, your body will lose too much water.

Vasopressin is used to control the frequent urination, increased thirst, and loss of water associated with diabetes insipidus (water diabetes).

vasopressin is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Before Using vasopressin

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For vasopressin, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to vasopressin or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Children may be especially sensitive to the effects of vasopressin. This may increase the chance of side effects during treatment.

Geriatric

Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. Although there is no specific information comparing the use of vasopressin in the elderly with use in other age groups, the elderly may be more sensitive to its effects.

Pregnancy Pregnancy Category Explanation All Trimesters C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women. Breast Feeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Interactions with Medicines

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are receiving vasopressin, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using vasopressin with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

Bepridil Cisapride Levomethadyl Mesoridazine Pimozide Terfenadine Thioridazine Ziprasidone

Using vasopressin with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Acecainide Ajmaline Amiodarone Amisulpride Amitriptyline Amoxapine Aprindine Arsenic Trioxide Astemizole Azimilide Bretylium Chloral Hydrate Chloroquine Chlorpromazine Clarithromycin Clomipramine Desipramine Dibenzepin Disopyramide Dofetilide Dothiepin Doxepin Droperidol Encainide Enflurane Erythromycin Flecainide Fluconazole Fluoxetine Foscarnet Gemifloxacin Halofantrine Haloperidol Halothane Hydroquinidine Ibutilide Imipramine Isoflurane Isradipine Lidoflazine Lorcainide Mefloquine Nortriptyline Octreotide Pentamidine Pirmenol Prajmaline Probucol Procainamide Prochlorperazine Propafenone Protriptyline Quetiapine Quinidine Risperidone Sematilide Sertindole Sotalol Spiramycin Sulfamethoxazole Sultopride Tedisamil Telithromycin Trifluoperazine Trimethoprim Trimipramine Venlafaxine Zolmitriptan Zotepine Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of vasopressin. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

Asthma or Epilepsy or Heart disease or Kidney disease or Migraine headaches—If fluid retention (keeping more body water) caused by vasopressin occurs too fast, these conditions may be worsened. Heart or blood vessel disease—Vasopressin can cause chest pain or a heart attack; it can also increase blood pressure. Proper Use of vasopressin

Use vasopressin only as directed. Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.

Dosing

The dose of vasopressin will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of vasopressin. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

For injection dosage form: For controlling water loss when urinating too often (diabetes insipidus): Adults and teenagers—5 to 10 Units injected into a muscle or under the skin two or three times a day as needed. Children—2.5 to 10 Units injected into a muscle or under the skin three or four times a day. Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of vasopressin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

vasopressin Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Rare Chest pain coma confusion convulsions (seizures) drowsiness fever headache that continues problems with urination redness of skin skin rash, hives, or itching swelling of face, feet, hands, or mouth weight gain wheezing or trouble with breathing

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common Abdominal or stomach cramps belching diarrhea dizziness or lightheadedness increased sweating increased urge for a bowel movement nausea or vomiting pale skin passage of gas "pounding'' in head trembling white-colored area around the mouth

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: vasopressin Injection side effects (in more detail)

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Generic Name: prenatal multivitamins (PRE nay tal VYE ta mins)



Pronunciation: ES-tra-DYE-ol



Generic Name: doxycycline (DOX i SYE kleen)



Generic Name: rimexolone (Ophthalmic route)

ri-MEX-oh-lone

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

Vexol

Available Dosage Forms:

Suspension

Therapeutic Class: Ophthalmologic Agent

Pharmacologic Class: Adrenal Glucocorticoid

Uses For Vexol

Rimexolone belongs to the group of medicines known as corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines). It is used to treat inflammation of the eye, which may occur following eye surgery or with certain eye problems.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Before Using Vexol

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of rimexolone in children with use in other age groups.

Geriatric

Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use of rimexolone in the elderly with use in other age groups.

Interactions with Medicines

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Bupropion Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

Certain eye diseases that cause the cornea to get thin—Use of ophthalmic rimexolone could cause a hole to form (perforation) Fungus infection of the eye or Herpes infection of the eye or Virus infection of the eye or Yeast infection of the eye or Any other eye infection—Ophthalmic rimexolone may make existing infections worse or cause new infections Proper Use of Vexol

Shake the container very well before applying the eye drops.

To use:

First, wash your hands. Tilt your head back and, pressing your finger gently on the skin just beneath the lower eyelid, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to make a space. Drop the medicine into this space. Let go of the eyelid and gently close the eyes. Do not blink. Keep the eyes closed and apply pressure to the inner corner of the eye with your finger for 1 or 2 minutes to allow the medicine to be absorbed by the eye. If you think you did not get the drop of medicine into your eye properly, use another drop. To keep the medicine as germ-free as possible, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface (including the eye). Also, keep the container tightly closed. Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

For ophthalmic dosage form (eye drops): For inflammation after surgery: Adults—Use one or two drops in the affected eye four times a day beginning twenty-four hours after surgery and continuing throughout the first two weeks after surgery. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor. For anterior uveitis (inflammation in the iris of the eye): Adults—Use one or two drops in the affected eye every hour, while awake, for the first week. Then use one drop in the affected eye every two hours, while awake, for the second week. Then gradually decrease the number of times the medicine is used each day according to your physician's instructions. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor. Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Precautions While Using Vexol

An ophthalmologist (eye doctor) should examine your eyes at regular visits while you are using this medicine.

Vexol Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common or rare Blurred vision or other change in vision eye discharge, discomfort, dryness, or tearing eye redness, irritation, or pain feeling of something in the eye itching sore throat stuffy or runny nose swelling of the lining of the eyelids

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare Browache change in taste crusting in corner of eye dizziness, lightheadedness, or faintness headache increased sensitivity of eyes to light sticky sensation of eyelids unusual tiredness or weakness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Vexol side effects (in more detail)

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Generic Name: cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) (KOE le kal SIF e role)



Pronunciation: ver-AP-a-mil





Generic Name: estradiol transdermal (ess tra DYE ol tranz DERM al)



Pronunciation: VYE-ta-min A/VYE-ta-min D/VYE-ta-min C



Generic Name: valdecoxib (val deh COCK sib)



Class: Vitamin B Complex



Pronunciation: trye-FLURE-i-deen



Pronunciation: pred-NISS-oh-lone/sul-fa-SEE-ta-mide



Pronunciation: VYE-ta-min B/VYE-ta-min C/VYE-ta-min D/BYE-oh-tin/FOE-lik AS-id/zink



Generic Name: doxycycline (DOX i SYE kleen)



Pronunciation: sil-DEN-a-fil



Generic Name: verapamil (Oral route)

ver-AP-a-mil

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

Calan Calan SR Covera-HS Isoptin SR Verelan Verelan PM

Available Dosage Forms:

Tablet, Extended Release Capsule, Extended Release Tablet Tablet, Extended Release, 24 HR Capsule, Extended Release, 24 HR

Therapeutic Class: Cardiovascular Agent

Pharmacologic Class: Calcium Channel Blocker

Chemical Class: Phenylalkylamine

Uses For Verelan

Verapamil is used alone or together with other medicines to treat heart rhythm problems, severe chest pain (angina), or high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. High blood pressure may also increase the risk of heart attacks. These problems may be less likely to occur if blood pressure is controlled .

Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker. It works by affecting the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessels. As a result, verapamil relaxes blood vessels and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .

Before Using Verelan

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of verapamil in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established .

Geriatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatrics-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of verapamil in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related heart, liver, or kidney problems which may require an adjustment of dose in patients receiving verapamil .

Pregnancy Pregnancy Category Explanation All Trimesters C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women. Breast Feeding

Studies in women suggest that this medication poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.

Interactions with Medicines

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

Dofetilide

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Acebutolol Adenosine Alprenolol Amiodarone Atazanavir Atenolol Atorvastatin Betaxolol Bevantolol Bisoprolol Bucindolol Bupivacaine Carteolol Carvedilol Celiprolol Clonidine Clozapine Colchicine Crizotinib Dantrolene Digoxin Dilevalol Dronedarone Eplerenone Erythromycin Esmolol Everolimus Labetalol Levobunolol Lovastatin Mepindolol Mepivacaine Metipranolol Metoprolol Nadolol Nebivolol Oxprenolol Penbutolol Pindolol Propranolol Ranolazine Simvastatin Sotalol Talinolol Tertatolol Timolol Tizanidine Tolvaptan

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Aspirin Buspirone Carbamazepine Clarithromycin Cyclosporine Dalfopristin Digitoxin Dutasteride Flecainide Fosphenytoin Indinavir Itraconazole Lithium Midazolam Nevirapine Oxcarbazepine Pancuronium Phenobarbital Phenytoin Quinidine Quinupristin Rifapentine Ritonavir Sirolimus St John's Wort Tedisamil Telithromycin Tubocurarine Vecuronium Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following may cause an increased risk of certain side effects but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Ethanol Grapefruit Juice Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

Congestive heart failure or Muscle disease (e.g., Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis) or Pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs)—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse . Heart block (type of abnormal heart rhythm) or Heart problems (e.g., Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome) or Low blood pressure (hypotension) or Sick sinus syndrome (heart rhythm problem, can use if have a pacemaker that works properly)—Should not be used in patients with these conditions . Kidney problems or Liver problems—Use with caution. The effects may be increased because of slower removal of the medicine from the body . Proper Use of verapamil

This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain verapamil. It may not be specific to Verelan. Please read with care.

In addition to the use of this medicine, treatment for your high blood pressure may include weight control and changes in the types of foods you eat, especially foods high in sodium. Your doctor will tell you which of these are most important for you. You should check with your doctor before changing your diet .

Many patients who have high blood pressure will not notice any signs of the problem. In fact, many may feel normal. It is very important that you take your medicine exactly as directed and that you keep your appointments with your doctor even if you feel well .

Remember that this medicine will not cure your high blood pressure, but it does help control it. You must continue to take it as directed if you expect to lower your blood pressure and keep it down. You may have to take high blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life. If high blood pressure is not treated, it can cause serious problems such as heart failure, blood vessel disease, stroke, or kidney disease .

Swallow the extended-release tablet whole with a full glass of water. Do not break, crush, or chew it. It is best to take this medicine with food .

If you cannot swallow the verapamil extended-release capsules, you may open it and sprinkle the pellets contained in the capsule on one tablespoon of applesauce. This mixture must be swallowed immediately with a glass of cool water. The applesauce should not be hot and should be soft enough to be swallowed without chewing. Do not chew or crush the pellets .

If you are taking the extended-release tablets, you may sometimes notice what looks like a tablet in your stool. This is the empty tablet shell that is left after the medicine has been absorbed .

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

For chest pain: For oral dosage form (tablets): Adults—The usual dose is 80 to 120 milligrams (mg) three times a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor . For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets, 24 hr): Adults—At first, 180 milligrams (mg) once daily at bedtime. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor . For heart rhythm problems: For oral dosage form (tablets): Adults—The total usual dose is 240 to 480 milligrams (mg) divided in three or four equal doses per day. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor . For high blood pressure: For oral dosage form (tablets): Adults—At first, 80 milligrams (mg) three times a day. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor . For oral dosage form (extended-release capsules): Adults—At first, 200 milligrams (mg) once daily at bedtime. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor . For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets): Adults—At first, 180 milligrams (mg) once daily in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor . For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets, 24 hr): Adults—At first, 180 milligrams (mg) once daily at bedtime. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor . Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Precautions While Using Verelan

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects .

Low blood pressure (hypotension) may occur while taking this medicine. Check with your doctor right away if you have the following symptoms: blurred vision; confusion; severe dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly; sweating; or unusual tiredness or weakness .

While you are taking this medicine be careful to limit the amount of alcohol that you drink. Alcohol increases dizziness and drowsiness and also lowers blood pressure .

Verelan Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common Blue lips and fingernails blurred vision burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings chest pain confusion coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum difficult, fast, noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly increased sweating lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting pale skin shortness of breath slow or irregular heartbeat sore throat sweating swelling in legs and ankles unusual tiredness or weakness Rare Chills cold sweats feeling of warmth redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool) headache Less common Acid or sour stomach belching difficulty in moving heartburn indigestion joint pain muscle aching or cramping muscle pains or stiffness nausea rash stomach discomfort, upset, or pain trouble sleeping unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness swollen joints

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Verelan side effects (in more detail)

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